Predator #1 Review

Written by: Ed Brisson
Art by: Kev Walker
Colors by: Frank D’Armata
Letters by: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover art by: Leinil Francis Yu, Sunny Gho
Cover price: $4.99
Release date: August 10, 2022

Predator #1 begins a new game of hunter and hunted as Theta, the lone survivor of a research team wiped out by a Predator, begins a long journey of revenge to find and kill the Predator who slew her parents.

Is It Good?

Okay, this was pretty good. Whenever you hear about a publisher doing movie adaptations, it can either go well or so very, very wrong. Thankfully, Brisson’s take on one particular corner of the Predator franchise is the former.

Predator #1 splits the timeline between the past and present in the life of Theta, a young girl orphaned by a Predator attack on her parents’ scientific research team. Years later, Theta and the AI running her parents’ ship, codenamed Sandy, have slowly built up intel, armor, and weapons to track down and kill the Predator responsible for her parents’ death.

This is a simple yet effective revenge story. Brisson shows you the tragedy of Theta’s youth, the hardships she endured over the years once her quest for revenge started to take shape, and the difficulties she now has when the logistics of food, supplies, and repairs create unavoidable distractions. Everything about this issue firmly establishes Theta’s character and her place in the world, with pitch-perfect motivations, character growth, and a clear goal for the series.

The art by Walker, D’Armata, and Cowles is a comfortable fit for this material. The linework is clean, the character acting is emotional, and the action (when it comes) is brutally violent. This isn’t a sanitized, Disney-fied Predator. This is an authentic, murderous Predator brimming with intimidating savagery. In all, this is a successful entry into the Predator mythos, and I’m keenly interested to find out what happens next.


About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.

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Final Thoughts:

Predator #1 hits the nail on the head with a simple yet effective revenge story about a little girl who grows up on a revenge quest to kill the Predator who made her an orphan. The art is on-point, the action is brutally violent, and the main character’s acting hits all the right emotional notes.

9/10

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